Nintendo sold over 906k Switch consoles in the United States last month

  • Nintendo sold over 906k Switch consoles in the United States last month

Nintendo sold over 906k Switch consoles in the United States last month

Based on these figures, SuperData projects that Nintendo Switch will have 7.2 million units sold in 2017, which is considerably higher than original forecast (5 millions in 2017).

Analysts from Citigroup Incorporated, including Minami Munakata, Kota Ezawa and Alicia Yap, suggest that a smaller version of the highly popular console is needed if Nintendo wishes to truly appeal to each and every gamer. If this data is accurate, Nintendo exceeded its target by 15%, or 300,000 Switch consoles.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, meanwhile, sold more than 925,000 copies on Switch and almost 460,000 copies on Wii U, putting combined totals well over 1.3 million. Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aime also called Breath of the Wild the best standalone launch title in Nintendo history just after the system's U.S. launch. The game sold about 460,000 units for the Wii U, and 925,000 for the Switch.

According to Nintendo, over 906,000 Switch consoles were sold in the month of March, making it the company's fastest selling console to date. With the Switch, Nintendo has once again delivered a different type of console, a meshing of earlier models while still avoiding a confrontation with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on raw performance. The company attributed that to people buying a limited edition version of the game to collect and another to play on the console. However, Switch isn't as powerful as its main rivals.

Nintendo has always catered to home and portable gamers alike, as well as both adults and children. Not only is Switch one of the fastest-selling video game systems of all time, it also "sold faster in its launch month than any other video game system in Nintendo history". Previous pack-in games like Super Mario World on the SNES, Tetris on the Game Boy, and Wii Sports on the Wii by definition only sold to 100 percent of console owners during those systems' crucial launch periods.